Items Tagged ‘Parkinson’s disease’

UCLA surgeons perform California's first deep brain stimulation for epilepsy following FDA approval

July 29, 2019

UCLA surgeons perform California’s first deep brain stimulation for epilepsy following FDA approval

By uclahealth uclahealth

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of a procedure that is highly beneficial for people with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease to treat some patients with severe epilepsy. The procedure, deep brain stimulation (DBS), involves implantation of a “brain pacemaker” to send electrical impulses to targeted areas of the brain […]

View full entry

Tags: DBS, deep brain stimulation, Department of Neurosurgery, Dr. Aria Fallah, Dr. Ausaf Bari, FDA, Food and Drug Administration, neurosurgeon, Parkinson’s disease, severe epilepsy, UCLA Seizure Disorder Center


Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

March 14, 2019

Placebo effect: sugar pills as medicine?

By uclahealth uclahealth

The placebo effect occurs when people respond to treatments that have no medical reason to be effective. Although the placebo effect is generally accepted as being real, exactly why these treatments work remains a mystery. One common theory is that the mind acts on the body to bring on the physical response. New research suggests […]

View full entry

Tags: Anxiety, back pain, caregiver, depression, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, placebo effect, schizophrenia